Is there a Northwest Backyard Fruit-Growers Association?

eukofiosMarch 16, 2008

The title kind of says it. I see there is a California Rare Fruit Growers association, and Midwest Backyard Fruit Growers Association, and even a Pennsylvania Backyard Fruit Growers Association.

These all seem to be individual backyard hobbyists, not commercial growers. They communicate and even get together to share information, tips, how-to on grafting and propagation, disease control tips, pruning techniques, and starts of their trees.

Is there such a group of amateur backyard fruit growers in the Northwest? Specifically, Portland/Vancouver Area?

Should there be?

Thanks for information and thoughts, from an amateur backyard fruit grower who sometimes feels like the only one in town!

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JAYK(8b)

Home Orchard Society

Here is a link that might be useful: Home Orchard Society

    Bookmark   March 16, 2008 at 12:25AM
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eukofios

Thanks. I checked out the web site. I'll look into it further, hopefully it will be what I was looking for.

    Bookmark   March 16, 2008 at 3:30PM
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buyorsell888(Zone 8 Portland OR)

I think you'll be pleased.

    Bookmark   March 16, 2008 at 3:33PM
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cedar_wa(z8)

There is also the Western Cascade Fruit Society. There are many active chapters in the area. Check out the website to see if there is a local chapter in your area.

    Bookmark   March 18, 2008 at 1:14AM
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eukofios

Excellent! I've googled on the website and it is worth looking into. Thanks!

    Bookmark   March 18, 2008 at 11:20PM
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milesm4(8)

Thank you so much for posting this! I started a "food forest" in my yard last year and would love to share info and learn from others! Thanks again!!!

    Bookmark   March 22, 2008 at 10:58AM
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boizeau(7a)

I know that there is a Tahoma (Tacoma) chapter of the West Cascades fruit growers' association that meets in South Tacoma. It is a pretty good club. What part of Washington State are you in? There is also a chapter that meets at Evergreen College, on the far left side of the Capitol Building.

    Bookmark   March 29, 2008 at 3:51PM
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Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

The far left side? Does Evergreen College offer an Ultra Liberal Arts degree?

    Bookmark   March 29, 2008 at 4:23PM
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spankykitty

Is anyone on this thread still around? I am transplanting for Los Angeles, Ca to Vancouver, Wa. I have been part of CRFG before and desperately want to meet some like minded fols in the area. Our family is looking to start a small farm. :D

    Bookmark   October 27, 2013 at 2:35AM
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George Three LLC

i don't have many connections north of the columbia river, but i work in real estate and have helped people buy small hobby farms. i might be able to get you talking to a few people who are doing what you are planning on doing.

could you describe what your plans are? or its such a huge subject that maybe you want to email me. vintagegeorge at gmail.

    Bookmark   October 27, 2013 at 11:59AM
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larry_gene

Home Orchard Society is still the main active group in this area.

Farmer's markets and Subscription farming abound in the region.

    Bookmark   October 27, 2013 at 10:39PM
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